The moments immediately following a car accident are usually the most difficult time for thinking clearly but they are very crucial to your case. It is normal for the victim to suffer from emotional shock, in addition to whatever bodily injuries he or she may have suffered. This can prevent you from focusing on vital issues such as having a strong case for claiming compensation for your injuries. What you do in the aftermath of a car accident can have a great effect on the result of your case, and the amount of compensation you will receive.
One of the most important things to do immediately after an auto accident is to contact a lawyer. This is because insurance companies will often agree to a better settlement if you are represented by a lawyer. However, you should not get the first lawyer you meet since not all have the experience that is necessary in representing clients aggressively in Dallas auto accidents.
There are several things that you should remember immediately after a car accident in order to get maximum compensation.
Get your injuries treated immediately
Your bodily injuries should be treated by a qualified doctor as soon as possible after the car crash. The treatment will give the insurance companies the necessary documentation for your injuries, which is necessary in a claim.
Photograph the accident scene and get your witnesses
If you have a camera with you, take pictures of the scene of accident as well as all the vehicles that are involved in the crash. If there are witnesses, get their names and contact details. The information you will get will be vital in building a strong case. It would be great if you can call The Goolsby Law Firm immediately so that we can take the necessary photographs for you.
Never talk about the accident with the insurance company
You should never discuss the car crash with anybody who has an association with the insurance company, even if it is your own. Insurance providers are business entities, and they will always attempt to deny or minimize your claim. Any statements you make to them can be twisted for their own good.
Do not put your signature on any document related to the accident
If you are offered a document that will release your claims, do not sign it. You should not make any recorded statement either.
Insurance firms are not your friends
After a car accident, insurance companies become your opponents. They are employing insurance adjusters, investigators and lawyers who are working together to minimize the value of your claim or deny it totally.
Contact us at The Goolsby Law Firm
You should get in touch with us for a free consultation as soon as possible. We can build a strong case by preserving evidence properly and obtaining affidavits and statements of witnesses. Contacting any witnesses immediately is vital since they can forget the details of the car crash or worse, the other side could get to them first.
Our car accident lawyers at The Goolsby Law Firm have the knowledge and skill that is necessary to give you the maximum amount of compensation for your damages. We know of the pain and suffering that you may be going through and we will protect your interests in court and against insurance companies.